Sacto 9-1-1
June 1, 2012
West Sacramento man arrested for suspected copper theft, burglary

By Andrea Gallo
agallo@sacbee.com

A West Sacramento man was arrested Thursday when police found him allegedly possessing stolen copper pipe and power tools.

Robert Joyce, 61, was arrested after a commercial business contacted West Sacramento police to report theft of copper pipe. Joyce has been charged with possession of stolen property and burglary.

Police also found Joyce in possession of copper piping that was linked to two recent commercial burglaries. The burglaries put those businesses at more than a $20,000 loss from the items and property damages.

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